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The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers
 VOLUME 1: Issue 21

Special Bulletin

2005 Survey of Certified Bookkeepers (CBs) Released

In August 2005, Lewis & Clark Research, Raleigh NC, surveyed a random sample of 700 CBs. Of the 309 CBs who responded,. 60% are employed bookkeepers, 40% freelancers.

The survey reveals that...

  • 68% of CBs achieved their goal of gaining new knowledge
  • 58% of CBs gained new professional pride
  • 49% of CBs reported that certification enhanced their self-image
  • 33% of employed CBs have been given new responsibilities as a result of being certified
  • 24% of freelance CBs have been given new responsibilities by their clients as a result of being certified

The September issue of The General Ledger, the free monthly technical newsletter for members ( www.aipb.org/general_ledger.html ), will report the percentage of CBs who...

  • received a raise in their current job
  • received a promotion at work
  • used their certification to get a new job
  • used certification in their advertising to attract new clients
  • got new clients
  • raised rates to current clients
  • raised rates to new clients

Also in your September General Ledger :

  • How to prevent identiry theft in the work place—how to help employees prevent it at home
  • IRS issues new rules on how to take—or revoke—a Sec. 179 deduction retroactively (for a prior year)
  • A quick recap on how to report back pay and special payments
  • How to offer employees a tax-free, long-term disability benefit
  • Professional readings you may have missed in your professional and business media.

If you want to see how certification affected employed bookkeepers' raises, promotions and new jobs—and freelance bookkeepers' getting new clients and higher rates, you won't want to miss the September issue of The General Ledger. Join now (www.aipb.org/member_benefits.html ) and you will receive the September issue with your welcome package. Enroll today.

 

 

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